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What is your opinion of NASA reaching out to Muslims?

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.

Read more at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/05/nasa-chief-frontier-better-relations-muslims/

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29again

Asked by 29again at 8:34 PM on Jul. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • When I became the NASA administrator  he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships,

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:43 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • We are already using the help of the CHINESE and the RUSSIANS for the INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION


    He said the United States is not going to travel beyond low-Earth orbit on its own and that no country is going to make it to Mars without international help. 

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:45 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Um, I am trying to think. It seems as though "international relationships" would INCLUDE Muslims, but not EXCLUDE others. So, I guess, that's just dady. Kind of a meaningless bit of rhetoric. NASA has no political power.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:46 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • What???? That is right up there is the flood insurance commercials running in our city that are paid for by Homeland Security! What's the connection?? Or are these the new jobs this administration has created! :-D
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 8:46 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • dandy not "dady"
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:46 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Do you have a problem with this 29?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:57 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Sounds smart, Muslims are responsible for much of the worlds inventions, science is the main thing in Islam, Muslims have been ahead of the average bears in most everything since history can show.

    Seeking a relationship would be smart. Scientific/smart people mating all th time,create more smart scientific people. This is a long line of great minds.
    IraqiVetWife

    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 9:02 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • http://www.1001inventions.com/  there is so much more! do a google search!

    IraqiVetWife

    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 9:04 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I think it would be pretty crappy for NASA to reach out to the world and say "we want everyone...except you Muslims, we don't like you". There's a group of countries that not only pretty much invented science, and they also have ginormous monetary resources. The fact that the primary religion there is Islam shouldn't be a reason to exclude them.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:05 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Im sorry not trying to be rude, it hink you meant something else, lol invented science? is that possible? lol.

    Oh did you know muslims were the first to create a first flying machine?

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/01/29/muslim.inventions/index.html

    IraqiVetWife

    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 9:08 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

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